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Many students and parents attended Military Career Pathways Night

Military Career Pathways Night was held for juniors and seniors last Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Colleton County High School (CCHS) Cafeteria. The CCHS NJROT Color Guard performed the Presentation of the Color set the event’s beginning.

NJROTC Senior Class member Glotavia Morris then said the blessing before a buffet dinner was prepared and served by students from Thunderbolt Career and Technology Service’s Culinary Arts Department as a community service.

After a special recognition of military families, speakers Stanley Cox, “March to Success” and ASVAB Education Liaison with the South Carolina National Guard and United States Army Staff Sergeant and Military Career Pathways and Scholarship Opportunities Representative Joseph P. Marital spoke to students and parents attending the dinner on the opportunities and advantages of a career within the military.

A panel discussion composed of representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and National Guard was also held. Breakout visitations were then held with interactive discussions held between the students, parents, and representatives of the military branches.

The event was organized by Colleton County High School Lead Guidance Counselor Beverly Haynes. “Last summer, I attended a seminar on military career pathways sponsored by the U.S. Army at Fort Jackson in Columbia,” Beverly said. She noted that the event, which focused on the benefits of military careers and the career paths students can take, greatly impressed her.